Tree

Chinese fan / windmill palm

Chinese windmill palm

A single straight trunk with leaves that are fan-shaped and divided into narrow leaflets.

Coastal banksia

Coastal banksia

A fast growing tree, rapidly maturing and producing a lot of seeds that are released in late summer.

Crack willow

Crack willow

Shoots snap with an audible crack, hence the name ‘crack’ willow. 

False Acacia

False Acacia

Can reach 30m in height. It's flowers have a fragrant smell and hang in droopy clusters.

Grey willow

Grey willow

A deciduous shrub or small tree, spreading or thicket forming with suckering roots and smooth bark.

Japanese walnut

Japanese walnut

A wide spreading deciduous hardwood tree found throughout the Bay of Plenty.

Kauri dieback disease

Kauri dieback disease

Kauri dieback disease is both incurable and fatal in kauri trees - potentially threatening the existence of whole kauri forests.

Monkey apple

Monkey apple

An evergreen tree with smooth bark and whitish flowers which are followed by bunches of berry-like fruit.

Phoenix palm

Phoenix palm

The Phoenix palm can grow up to 18m tall with sharp spines and originates from the Canary Islands.

Sydney golden wattle

Sydney golden wattle

Native to Australia where, even in its native habitat, it is considered a pest of some coastal areas.

Strawberry dogwood

Strawberry dogwood

Grows rapidly and produces a large number of seeds, which birds eat and disperse widely.

Taiwan cherry

Taiwan cherry

The Taiwan cherry has red/pink and bell shaped flowers which appear from July to September. 

Tree of Heaven

Tree of Heaven

All parts of the tree have a strong smell similar to peanuts or cashew nuts.

Tree privet

Tree privet

Tree Privet is found in coastal and lowland forests, shrubland, cliffs and coastline.

Wilding conifers

Wilding conifers

A conifer tree bears cones and has needle-like or scale-like leaves.